Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law - Bill C-55, Statute c.47 and Beyond, Student Edition
Publisher: LexisNexis Canada
How Will Reforms Change the Law?
Canadian bankruptcy law faces a unique situation. Statute c.47 was enacted in late 2005 but has not yet come into force. The "2007 Amending Bill" now calls for substantial amendments to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, and Statute c.47.
What exactly do these proposed reforms mean? What influence can parliamentarians, practitioners, and academics exert during this "window period" to change Canadian bankruptcy and insolvency legislation?
Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law: Bill C-55, Statute c.47 and Beyondtackles these issues from a wide range of perspectives. Respected professors Stephanie Ben-Ishai and Anthony Duggan analyze the proposed reforms and related political concerns, together with:
John A. E. Pottow
Thought-Provoking Questions to Encourage Dialogue
Each of the book's 15 chapters addresses a critical aspect of Canadian bankruptcy and reorganization law. Questions will spark debate on how current law and policy compare with developments in other countries, and whether existing proposals for reform actually meet Canada's economic needs.
- To what extent can - or should - Canadian legislation be influenced by U.S. legislation?
- Could harmonization with U.S. legislation inhibit economic development in Canada?
- Do other common law jurisdictions provide better models for reform?
- What would a distinctly "made in Canada" approach look like?
- Does Canada need both the BIA and CCAA?
- Where is greater consistency needed in the treatment of issues that are common to BIA and CCAA proceedings?
- When can judicial discretion lead to inconsistent solutions to problems across the country?
An Insightful Collection For:
Table of Contents
- Bankruptcy and insolvency lawyers, corporate/commercial lawyers, and accountants who need a good grasp of the underlying policy issues in order to understand the law
- Provincial and Federal Governments, including Ministries of the Attorney General and Business & Consumer Affairs, who need to understand how federal legislation interacts with provincial law in areas such as fraudulent preferences and conveyances, and property exemptions
- Union leaders who want to learn more about the provisions of Statute c.47 that relate to workers' rights, including the Wage Earner Protection Program, collective agreements, and the priority for unpaid wages and pension contributions
- Academics and practitioners who take an active role in the review and reform of Canada's insolvency legislation
- Bankruptcy trustees who need to understand proposed reforms relating to discharge from bankruptcy, means testing and other matters
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Partly Performed Contracts
Chapter 3: Derivatives and the CCAA
Chapter 4: Labour Issues
Chapter 5: Priorities
Chapter 6: Voidable Preferences
Chapter 7: Gifts and Transfers at Undervalue
Chapter 8: Judicial Discretion
Chapter 9: Debtor-In-Possession Financing
Chapter 10: Corporate Governance
General Editors: Stephanie Ben-Ishai and Anthony Duggan
Stephanie Ben-Ishai is an Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. She has published widely and given numerous Canadian and international conference presentations on all aspects of business and personal bankruptcy, corporate governance, and commercial law. Before entering academia, Professor Ben-Ishai practised with the Insolvency and Restructuring Group at Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP. She is past winner of the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence for her graduate work at Harvard Law School.
Anthony Duggan LL.B., LL.M., holds the Hon. Frank H. Iacobucci Chair in the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. He has doctoral and undergraduate degrees in law from Melbourne, and a master's degree in law from Toronto. He is also a Professorial Fellow in the Faculty of Law at the University of Melbourne. His teaching and research interests include secured transactions, bankruptcy and insolvency law, and equity and trusts.
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